The Scottish three-piece Vistas have released their second single of the year, ‘Teenage Blues’.
Vistas have a knack for creating catchy, feel-good guitar-pop that would not look out of place at any British festival. Similarly, their most recent offering ‘Teenage Blues’ exudes concert energy.
‘Teenage Blues’ is structured in such a way that it feels familiar from the first listen — like every good coming of age anthem should. The song begins with a repetitive and simple riff that is gradually built upon during the track’s first 30 seconds. The graduality of the introduction flawlessly offsets the fast arrival of the chorus.
The chorus addresses young adults who are inevitably suffering from the human condition and need someone to help them through. The teenage blues come to us all, whether we are teenagers or not, and feeling melancholy is both addictive and distressing — that’s why so many people write songs about it.
With ‘Teenage Blues’ Vistas have managed to create a track that almost everybody needs. The song normalizes blue feelings and doesn’t intend to stop them, rather the track acknowledges negative emotions and offers the comfort that being ‘blue’ doesn’t need to equate to being alone.
All in all, if you have ever been a teenager, felt blue or needed someone to rely on, you will relate to this song in some capacity.
In addition to the release of ‘Teenage Blues’, Vistas have announced that they will support Circa Waves on their UK tour. Vistas will join Circa Waves at the O2 Academy Brixton on April 3rd 2020.